Your tax agency bases your deposit frequency on a deposit schedule that's typically defined and enforced by the agency. If you're not sure about your current deposit schedule or which deposit frequency you should select when you set up your scheduled payments, contact the tax agency.
When you set up scheduled payments for your payroll taxes, QuickBooks uses the deposit frequency to determine the due date and the accrued amounts in the Payroll Center. Following are examples of common deposit frequencies required by federal and several states tax agencies for different tax payments.
You can also pay your scheduled tax payments each time you run your payroll.
For information about the federal or your state agency's requirements and guidelines about deposit frequencies, visit the Payroll Tax Compliance page and select your federal agency or state.
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